I just want to post some good news for all you super heroes. I remember the terror I felt six years ago when my son suffered a hemorrhagic stroke secondary to an AVM. My son had three brain surgeries. He suffered homonymous hemeniopsia. He lost all of his nouns for one year. Serious communications problems. Could not read. And of course had only left side sight in both eyes. Okay… the grim stuff has been covered. Here’s the good news six years on:
HE’S IN COLLEGE!
Our lives were disrupted and changed. But he thrives! So, for this very dire story there is a happy ending. He rides his bike to school – all over town really – that was because of years of vision therapy. The year of speech therapy helped him talk again.
Here’s a weird benefit, and I want to write a more thorough essay about this sometime, but this experience has made me a better parent and a better human being. Yes – it’s been terrifying. And I know that all of our stories are unique. It’s just that when I first came here I needed to see some light at the end of the tunnel. And now I share a little – and I wish a speedy, thorough recovery for everyone here!